Head of Advisory Analytics,
Former Director at Credit Suisse HOLT
Andrew Carlson has over 25 years of experience with advanced analytics, data driven product development, consulting, and equity analysis. He currently runs a team inside PwC’s Data & Analytics practice called Analytic Apps that builds analytical software solutions (data models + analytical models + insight visualization + workflow) for consultants and clients to solve complex business problems and drive operational impact.
He has a background in Accounting, Finance, and Strategic Consulting from his time at Arthur Andersen and Diamond Technology Partners. His analytics and product experience began in 2003 with his time at Credit Suisse using the HOLT analytical toolset. Since then, he has moved beyond corporate performance and valuation to work on customer analytics, supply chain analytics, asset optimization, and operational performance analytics for multiple industries using a range of analytical techniques and approaches.
He has been an entrepreneur, worked on turn-arounds, delivered for over a decade as a consultant to large multinational corporations, and has been a top performer for a large stable business in one of their operating units. He has been part of many high performance teams, delivered as a sole contributor, led small teams to deliver impact at clients, and now has P&L responsibility to build advanced, differentiated analytical assets with a team of 100+ people for PwC.
Carlson graduated from Santa Clara University with a BS in Marketing and from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with an MBA in Finance and International Business.
About Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
PricewaterhouseCoopers (doing business as PwC) is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the second largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY, and KPMG. Vault Accounting 50 has ranked PwC as the most prestigious accounting firm in the world for seven consecutive years, as well as the top firm to work for in North America for three consecutive years.
PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries, 743 locations, with 223,468 people. As of 2015, 22% of the workforce worked in Asia, 26% in North America and Caribbean, and 32% in Western Europe. The company’s global revenues were $37.7 billion in FY 2017, of which $16 billion was generated by its Assurance practice, $9.46 billion by its Tax practice, and $12.25 billion by its Advisory practice. PwC provides services to 422 out of 500 Fortune 500 companies.
The firm was formed in 1998 by a merger between Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. Both firms had histories dating back to the 19th century. The trading name was shortened to PwC in September 2010 as part of a rebranding.
As of 2016, PwC is the 5th-largest privately-owned company in the United States.